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Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways

San Juan Skyway, US 550 near Silverton

Eleven of Colorado’s 25 byways are designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation as America’s Byways®, which gives Colorado more national designations than any other state.

Colorado's Scenic and Historic Byways program is celebrating its 25th anniversary during 2014. Prior to visiting a byway, we recommend the following:


Select a Scenic Byway below for more information:


Collegiate PeaksFrontier PathwaysGold Belt TourSilver ThreadTop of the RockiesLos Caminos AntiguosWest Elk LoopUnaweep TabernacheSan Juan SkywayTrail of the AncientsAlpine LoopSanta Fe TrailHighway of LegendsLariat LoopTrail Ridge RoadCache La Poudre North ParkPeak to PeakGuanella PassDinosaur DiamondGrand MesaFlat Tops TrailColorado River HeadwatersSouth Platte River TrailPawnee Pioneer Trails

Contact Information


Lenore C. Bates
Colorado Scenic Byways Coordinator
(303) 757-9786
4201 E Arkansas Ave, Shumate Bldg
Denver CO 80222-3406
(303) 757-9727 fax

2015 Partnerships

Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways 2015 partnerships

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